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Term Definition
Pathogens an organism that causes disease
Infectious Disease a disease caused by a living thing inside the body
Toxin poison produced by bacteria
Inflammatory Response when fluid and white blood cells to get into tissue to fight infections
phagocyte a white blood cell that eats pathogens
Immune Response when cells are specifically target for a specific pathogen
lymphocyte white blood cells that distinguish between different pathogens
T Cells identifying and distinguishing between different pathogens
Antigens molecules that are distinguished between other molecules as part of your body foreign
B Cells produced by lymphocytes that produce antibodies
Antibodies proteins that destroy pathogens
Immunity the bodies ability to destroy pathogens before they can cause diseases
Active Immunity immunity that develops because one has already had the disease
Vaccination deliberate introduction of the disease into one's body so it will build up immunity
Vaccine the substance that is used in the vaccination
Antibiotic a chemical that kills bacteria
Passive Immunity immunity that has developed because one has received them from someone else
Noninfectious Disease diseases that are not caused by pathogens in the body
Allergy disorder that occurs when the immune system is overly sensitive to the foreign substances
Allergen causes an allergy
Histamine chemical that is responsive for the symptoms of allergy (causes sneezing, itching, etc.)

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